FOR SALE 1978 AMERICAN LAFRANCE CENTURY PUMPER FIRE ENGINE
You or your representative are encouraged to come and inspect and drive this popular American Lafrance Century before purchase. For 24+ photos please call phone number at bottom of ad.
Occasionally this model American LaFrance is seen for sale in the $6000 to $18000 price range. Most don’t run well or at all in the lower price range and when closely inspected they have some or many of the following problems. They usually are not dependable drivers but run OK sitting still. The tires are moderately to heavily dry rotted, the paint is heavily worn and faded, there is heavy rust problems in some areas, and much of the original equipment is missing or In inoperable condition. This very well kept fire engine is just the opposite of all the above and is frequently mistaken to be one of the local fire departments older trucks still in service and in very good condition.
This a great turn key truck ready to go in a minutes notice with shiny paint and stainless and chrome and polished aluminum diamond plate fixtures, panels and running boards and floors. It’s nearly as easy to drive and handle as a car.
This fire engine draws a crowd at every show, parade and event. It was in active service until 7 years ago by the fire department that originally purchased it new. Since then it has been in a museum for about five years while also being used for parades, shows and events and on collector vehicle tours to the present time. Its still in incredible up kept original condition and has been a dependable driver for over 600 miles over the past 6 months. The pump still functioned well when last used by the fire department and has not been damaged or disabled since then.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS AND DATA:
Length – 26 feet (Overall) Weight – 10 Tons Motor – Detroit 671 6 Cyl. Diesel
Transmission - Allison MT644 Automatic Four Speed Power Steering Air Brakes
Pump -- 1500 GPM American La France Twin Flow With Hale Fittings Water Tank 500 Gals.
Top Cruise Speed -- 60 MPH Fuel Consumption Cruising At 45 MPH Approx 8-9 MPG
Odometer -- 41000 MI (Disconnected) 5 Passenger Combo Front And Crew Cab With Heaters
Tire Size -- 10.00 X 20 Twin Large Commercial Batteries In Good Condition
Built In On Board Cord Eject Battery Charger With Cable
EQUIPMENT AND FITTINGS INCLUDE:
Hoses (Assorted Sizes) Nozzles (Several Different Types) Water Cannon
Fire Extinguishers Ladders (3 Types) Extra Crew Cab Seat Original Flares
Code 3 -- 6 Rotating Red & White Lamps in Cab Roof Bar Unit 2 Rear Rotating Red Beacons
Mars Cab Front Automatic Swiveling White Emergency Light 3 Locker Air Tank Brackets
6 Large Built-In Locker Cabinets Siamese Pump Outlet Back Up Warning Alarm
Twin Rear White Scene Lights Hose Reel Electric Rewind Twin Air Horns – Dual Controls
PA Address System 3 Electronic Sirens 2 – Two Way Radios Traffic Light Changer
Large Stainless Steel Illuminated Pump Control Panel Loaded With Gauges And Controls
Front Cab Pump Control Console Between Seats Seat Belts For All 5 Passengers 2 Axes
West Coast Mirrors Sliding Glass Division Windows Between Crew Cab & Front Cab
Parade Flags And Mounts (American & Florida) Roto Grip Automatic Snow And Ice Chains
Courtesy, Front – Rear – Side Marker, Cab(s) Interior, Locker & Pump Control Panel lights
Mobile Telephone (Dash Mounted) Full Bright Polished Wheel And Lug Nut Covers
Walkie Talkie Base & Charger Unit With Hand Set 2 Helmets Quad Windshield Wipers
Traffic Cones Motor Home Cover Enclosing Entire Truck To The Ground With Fasteners
Two Of these American La France Century Pumpers in the condition of this truck recently sold on the internet for $24,000 and $26,000.
PRIVATE SELLER. $12,000.00 Negotiable (941) 408-9601 VENICE, FLORIDA